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29/05/14 | UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) is recruiting an Administrator.

 

A new Administrator post

 

UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) is recruiting an Administrator.

 

Someone who will help maintain the organisation’s role as an effective regulator of public health professionals, drive forward the development of the register and contribute to the organisation’s continuous development in its new office location in Birmingham City Centre.

 

The post-holder will report to, and be accountable to, the Executive Director who will be the post-holder’s line manager. The post-holder will support the Executive Director in achieving the organisation’s business objectives.

 

The Administrator will take responsibility for all quality assurance work carried out by UKPHR (examples include surveys, questionnaires, sampling, auditing and interviews); contribute to the development of UKPHR’s policies, practices and procedures and maintain accurate, confidential and efficient filing and record systems

 

For more details click here 

 

For a full Job Specification and Job Description, email register@cieh.org

 

The starting salary for this post is £20K+ gross per year.

  

To apply, please send an application letter and a CV to Professor Bryan Stoten, Chair, at Chadwick Court, 15, Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ or email bryanstoten@btinternet.com

 

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th June

 

Interviews will be held week commencing 30th June.

 

29/05/14 | UK Public Health Register is recruiting an Executive Director

 

 

 

UK Public Health Register is recruiting an Executive Director (to replace the current Chief Executive post).

Someone who will lead the organisation in its new office location in Birmingham City Centre.

 

This post-holder will be the most senior paid employee and manager of all other employees. The post-holder will be responsible for achieving the organisation’s business objectives including translating the Board’s strategy into an effective business plan and delivering on the business plan.

 

For more details click here 

 

For a full Job Specification and Job Description, email register@cieh.org

 

The starting salary for this post is £50K+ gross per year.

 

To apply, please send an application letter and a CV to Professor Bryan Stoten, Chair, at Chadwick Court, 15, Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ

 

or email bryanstoten@btinternet.com

 

Closing date for applications is Monday 9th June.

 

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th June

 

 

21/05/14 | UK Public Health Register is relocating to Birmingham

 

By July, UKPHR will be operating out of a new office in Birmingham City Centre. This move will bring to a close a decade-long occupation of a London office in the Chadwick Court headquarters of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH).

 

For more information click here

 

 

 

14/05/14 | Public health consultant and specialist survey 2013

Public health consultant and specialist survey 2013

 

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) has published its final report on its survey of public health consultants and specialists. CfWI was commissioned by Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH) to carry out this work. The information gathered will be used in making future policy decisions relating to the future size and shape of the public health workforce in England.

 

UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) is represented on CfWI’s reference group for this work.

 

Public health consultants and specialists were asked to take part in an online survey between 8 November and 6 December 2013.

 

A total of 574 consultants and specialists responses were used in the overall survey analysis. Given there were approximately 1,100 public health consultants and specialists in September 2012 according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). The CfWI has assumed that the response rate was just over half (52 per cent). Just over 53 per cent of respondents worked in local authorities and 46 per cent were UKPHR registrants.

 

A wide range of views and perspectives were revealed by the survey, with variation within and across professional, employer and geographic groups. The survey indicated that many staff found a career in public health satisfying and rewarding, but that significant minorities had concerns or uncertainty about the future of the profession as a whole and their own careers in particular.

 

Key findings:

 

Job Satisfaction – This was generally good, however, there were pockets of less satisfied staff worried about recent organisational changes, new ways of working and uncertainty about the future of the public health system. Job satisfaction was also reported as below average in local authorities, where over half of the respondents were based.

 

Career intentions – Just over half of respondents expected to remain in their current posts for the next one to two years, and just over 20 per cent over the next three to five years.

 

Changing roles and responsibilities – Over 70 per cent of respondents anticipated changes in their roles and responsibilities over the next one to two years, with changes to organisational boundaries, policy and procedures most commonly cited as expected changes.

 

Career support – Over half of respondents rated the support provided by their employer as 6 out of 10, while a sizeable minority rated their support as 3 out of 10. Respondents wanted greater access to professional networks and mentors, and more training on strategic leadership.

 

Education and training – The most popular suggestions to encourage new applicants to the profession were clearly defined career pathways, a clear vision for public health, and favourable terms and conditions.

 

Career recommendation – About half said they would recommend a career in public health, compared to only 22 per cent who would not. Those working in health improvement (54 per cent) and health protection (53 per cent) were amongst the most positive about the profession. Concerns about fragmentation of the service and progression were raised as medically trained, males and those in mid-career of public health were the least likely to recommend a career in public health.

 

Full results for the survey can be found here

 

http://www.cfwi.org.uk/publications/the-cfwi-public-health-consultant-and-specialist-staff-survey-2013/

30/04/14 | Consultative Forum Record of Proceedings

The record of proceedings of the 2nd Consultative Forum can be found here

29/04/14 | Presentations from our 2nd UKPHR Consultative Forum

The second meeting of the UK Public Health Register's Consultative Forum was held on Friday 25 April 2014 at the Birmingham and Midlands Institute. The event was attended by various Stakeholders and consumer representative groups and stimulated a very healthy debate.

 

Please find below the various presentations from the Speakers present.

Dr Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health, Birmingham.
'Birmingham's Public Health challenges and who you are tackling them'

 

Sheila Merrill, Director of Development at RoSPA.
'What is the proper role of a public health regulator in helping the public health workforce achieve its public health outcomes'

 

Patrick Saunders, UKPHR Board member.
Presentation of the operation of the West Midlands Practitioner Scheme

 

If you would like to attend the next Consultation Forum, please contact register@cieh.org

25/04/14 | UKPHR Consultative Forum 25 April 2014

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11/04/14 | Portfolio submission

If you are considering applying for defined specialist registration we would be grateful if you could advise us on register@cieh.org

 

10/04/14 | UK Public Health Register’s Consultative Forum Friday 25th April 2014

The second meeting of the UK Public Health Register’s Consultative Forum will be held on Friday 25th April 2014 from 10.45 am onwards (registration from 10.00 am) at the Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS.

 

The programme of events can be found here

 

The day will include a presentation by Dr Adrian Phillips, Director of Public Health in Birmingham titled "Birmingham's Public Health challenges and how you are tackling them".

 

Also following two opening speeches by Sheila Merrill, Director of Development at RoSPA and John Middleton, recently retired DPH at Sandwell,there will also be a debate on “What is the proper role of a public health regulator in helping the public health workforce achieve its public health outcomes?”

 

Forum members are welcome to book places at the Forum meeting by emailing UKPHR. Any Stakeholders or consumer representative groups that are not already members of the Forum are welcome to join. Please contact us to book your FREE place.

09/04/14 | Spring 2014 Newsletter

The UKPHR Spring 2014 newsletter is now available.

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